The AfDB Library offers reference and research assistance, current awareness profiles; electronic subscriptions and document delivery services. All library operations are fully automated including catalog searching, loans, reservations and renewals. All Bank staff can access the Library iPortal.
In addition to its printed collection of the latest research materials in the areas relevant to Bank business, the Library offers online access to a wide array of digital resources including statistical databases, online full text achieves, electronic scholarly and professional journals, newspapers, business intelligence sources, official documents, and links to relevant Web sites.
The Library maintains a network of resource sharing arrangements with several international academic and research institutions, and subscribes to document delivery utilities in Europe and North America. Articles published in international research Journals that are not available locally can be supplied within 2 hours, depending on availability from prospective sources.